Gerry Rafferty – Sleepwalking (1982) – Lp
Artist: Gerry Rafferty
Label: Liberty Records
Catalog# 1C 064-83332
Sleepwalking is the fifth studio album by Gerry Rafferty, released in 1982. It is the follow-up to the 1980 album Snakes and Ladders. It would be Rafferty’s last album for Liberty/United Artists, and his last for six years.
Sleepwalking was co-produced by Rafferty and Christopher Neil who went on to become the producer for Mike + The Mechanics. Unlike the previous Rafferty albums such as City to City and Night Owl there is considerable use of synthesisers and drum programming, some of the latter done by Christopher Neil, along with contributions from British session musicians including Hugh Burns, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Kenny Craddock, Maurice Pert and Mel Collins.
“Change of Heart” is as good a song as anything Rafferty has ever released and should have been a major hit single. “Standing At The Gates” is a solid opening track with some great drumming and all round great playing. This leads me on to “The Right Moment”, which can bring a tear to the most hardened of rock metal fans, such an affecting song, it really is very beautiful. Raffetys ability to deliver a strong melody with the sweetest of singing voices remains intact here.
1. Standing At The Gates (6:51)
2. Good Intentions (4:15)
3. A Change Of Heart (4:10)
4. On The Way (4:24)
1. Sleepwalking (3:51)
2. Cat And Mouse (5:03)
3. The Right Moment (3:24)
4. As Wise As A Serpent (5:15)